Michael Hoppe, Martin Tillman, Tim Wheater
is a composer, producer and recording artist from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), who was for many years head of A&R for the PolyGram record label. He signed new age acts such as Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre to the label. Michael Hoppe's album, Solace, was nominated for a New Age Grammy in 2003.
Swiss composer and world renowned cellist has established himself in the motion picture and recording world as one of the most sought after talents of experimental acoustic and electric cello.
He has created a revolutionary sound of his own by extending the traditional boundaries of the cello. Since his arrival in the USA in 1988, Martin Tillman has composed and/or performed on over 100 feature films, television series, commercials as well as performances live on TV and on international tours.
Tillman began his studies in Europe and continued with the internationally celebrated cellist, Lynn Harrell.
He received his Masters Degree in Performance from the University of Southern California in 1989. Most recently, Tillman has been focusing his creative energy on his own compositions and recording projects. Currently, Tillman has completed a new solo cello/piano album "A Year in Zurich" to be released in 2004. Previous albums by Martin Tillman: Eastern Twin (Rounders) and Cinematic Volunteer composed and produced by Martin Tillman and Tom Vedvik. The Poet, composed by Michael Hoppe, cello solos performed by Martin Tillman and Afterglow composed and performed by Michael Hoppe, Tim Wheater, Martin Tillman. Tillman`s highly distinctive style has inspired many musical artists. For Michael Mann's movie ALI Tillman created a wonderful chamber-cello score which also features some original instrumental Songs from his album Eastern Twin. One of the most fruitful collaborations started when he recorded with Hans Zimmer on the Tony Scott movie The Fan. Since then Tillman has been given the chance to compose and perform for scores such as Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, The Pledge, Everlasting Piece, Mission Impossible 2, and Ring.
He has been invited to perform with many renowned recording artists including Sting, Elton John, Alison Krauss, Beck, BB King and Tracy Chapman among many others.
Tim travels extensively, performing and recording.
His five star recordings are a consistent part of his creative activity. Furthermore, he enjoys performing his uniquely melodic and distinctive music at concerts, festivals and events throughout the world. Over the years, his original recordings have been used globally by leading therapists healers thinkers and communicators to transmit a message of powerful good vibrations. His back catalogue includes more than a dozen best selling and award winning cd's. Stylistically, it is possible to trace the evolution of his technique through different albums - however one thread unites them all. That is the sensitive use of real organic sounds, both his virtuostic masterful flute playing and in latter years his highly acclaimed voice.
His overall yet simplistic view is that we are all beings on a precious life journey of discovery, both of ourselves, our surroundings and our fellow beings. Through experience he has learned to teach a message of transmutation of fear and negativity into positive message of peace and both inner and outer love.